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Video shows cops barely save man from leaping off bridge in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dramatic footage has surfaced showing New Taipei police saving a despondent man in the nick of time as he attempted to jump off a bridge. At around noon on Monday (Jan....

Britons flying home to Spain caught in post-Brexit red tape

MADRID (AP) — Blame COVID-19 travel restrictions or Brexit but whatever the cause, some British citizens trying to return to their homes in Spain this weekend have been barred from boarding flights. ...

Taiwan suspends entry to all international students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan started suspending entry to non-resident foreigners on Friday (Jan. 1), with schools halting entry permit applications for all international students. The Minist...

Taiwan's new ARC numbers available Jan. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's change to the numbering system for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), in order to have them "m...

Trump leaves mark on immigration policy, some of it lasting

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump was running for reelection, foreign-born U.S. residents were rushing to get their American citizenship before it might be too late. “I d...

Asian stocks advance after Trump signs $900B aid package

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion economic aid package, helping to reduce uncertainty as governments re-impose travel and business curbs...

Asian stocks advance after Trump signs $900B aid package

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion economic aid package, helping to reduce uncertainty as governments re-impose travel and business curbs...

Pandemic exposes the vulnerability of Italy's 'new poor'

MILAN (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic did not produce Elena Simone's first budgetary rough patch. The 49-year-old single mother found herself out of the job market when the 2008 global financial crisi...

Russian woman reunited with son after Taiwanese family allegedly abducts him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Russian woman was finally able to see her son on Friday (Dec. 11) after his Taiwanese grandparents allegedly abducted him for over a week. The 24-year-old, Anna Kuzne...

Second digit of new Taiwan ARC numbers will have 8 or 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government insists that although the second digit for the new numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) ...

Taiwan stimulus vouchers available for APRC holders until Dec. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreigners who are permanent residents in Taiwan, as well as diplomats, are eligible to receive Taiwan's stimulus vouchers until Dec. 31. In July, Taiwan launched i...

Taiwan's new digital IDs not made in China: Deputy interior minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) on Wednesday (Dec. 9) stated that the inputs for Taiwan’s new digital ID cards are definitely not produced in Ch...

ARC number format to match Taiwan ID in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's planned change to the numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) to have them match the ...

All Taiwan arrivals must submit Covid test results starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As one of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Dec. 1) b...

Taiwan’s Triple Stimulus Vouchers available to APRC holders until Dec. 31, 2020

The Triple Stimulus Vouchers program launched July 15 allows not only Taiwanese citizens but also foreign or Chinese spouses who have resident permits to purchase them, effectively spurring domestic c...